Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino paid a visit to a children’s hospice to check on progress of its new building.

Ahead of the Tottenham Hotspur fixture against West Ham United, which will be dedicated to raising funds for the Club’s official charity partner - Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Assistant Manager Jesus Perez visited The Ark, the charity’s new hospice building.

The Ark is being built on a 7.5-acre nature reserve and will provide a relaxing space for children and their families to connect with others facing similar challenges.

Mauricio Pochettino and Jesus Perez met staff from the charity who gave them a tour of the facility, and also spent time talking to a family who are supported by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice who will use the new hospice building when it’s complete.

Mauricio said: “It’s been a pleasure visiting The Ark and seeing how the hospice is progressing.

“I have been really impressed with the facility and I am sure that once it is open, it will be a fantastic space for families in North London to get the help they require.

“We are very proud of our partnership with Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, and I wish them the best of luck as they move into their new home.”

Today’s game against West Ham United, will be celebrating the team’s partnership with Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

Players will warm-up in special edition t-shirts and mascots Chirpy and Lily will be joined on the pitch by Noah’s Ark mascots, Henry and Harriet. Volunteers will be situated around the stadium campus with contactless donation boxes should fans wish to donate.